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Hal Boedeker
Columnist, Sr
My Role

I write about television, from the programming and the ratings to the personalities and the local developments. I comment on news events as they play out on television. I write the TV Guy blog and contribute stories to the A, Local, Business, Local, Arts and Calendar sections.
My Biography

I was born in Denver and grew up in rural Central Missouri. I received a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. I have worked at newspapers in Anderson, S.C.; Columbia, Mo.; Miami and Orlando.
My Interests

Travel, art museums, Broadway and movies, especially from Hollywood's golden age.
My Recent Articles

'Colbert Report' whacks Grim Reaper 12/19/2014
To conclude "The Colbert Report," Stephen Colbert found immortality, which is an original way to end a 9-year-old TV series.

Belvin Perry, Bill Sheaffer talk Ferguson 12/18/2014
UPDATED: "Central Florida Spotlight" features legal analysts Bill Sheaffer and Belvin Perry at 12:30 p.m. Sunday on WFTV-Channel 9.

'Hell's Kitchen': Winter Haven woman wins 12/18/2014
La Tasha McCutchen of Winter Haven won "Hell's Kitchen," a head chef position at a Gordon Ramsay restaurant and a total prize valued at $250,000.

WESH adds Arkansas anchor 12/17/2014
WESH-Channel 2 is adding a journalist from Fort Smith, Ark., to its lineup of evening anchors.

David Letterman offers final Christmas show 12/17/2014
It's a big week in late night. Stephen Colbert concludes "The Colbert Report" on Thursday. Craig Ferguson departs "The Late Late Show" on Friday. And David Letterman delivers his final Christmas show, also on Friday.